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Dos and Don'ts of The Cable Show

Dos and Don'ts of The Cable Show

Whether you are new to The Cable Show or an industry trade show veteran, you can never be too prepared. So we put together a handy survival guide of dos and don'ts to make your life easier when you come into D.C. for The Cable Show 2013.
6a_observatory DO Visit The Observatory
DON'T B.Y.O.T. (Bring your own telescope)
Spacer DO Download The Cable Show Mobile App
DON'T Bring an old phone OldCellphone
2a_publictransportation3 DO Take advantage of public transportation
DON'T Hitchhike Spacer
DO Take advantage of cable WiFi hotspots
DON'T Get stuck without a connection 13a_wifihotspots
3a_stepsahead DO Bring your pedometer for the Steps Ahead Challenge
DON'T Forget to log your miles Spacer
Spacer DO Wear comfy shoes
DON'T Wear your wooden clogs
7a_breathmints DO Bring breath mints
DON'T Eat too much garlic Spacer
DO Try local DC restaurants
DON'T Eat only convention center food 3b_french-fries
9a_elevatorspeech2 DO Have your elevator speech ready
DON'T Only use it in elevators Spacer
DO Tweet with #cable13
DON'T Friendster with #cable13 5b_Friendster
8a_businesscards DO Bring business cards
DON'T Leave them in your hotel Spacer
Spacer DO Wear something comfortable
DON'T Wear jorts 7b_Jorts
5a_HiringOurHeroes DO Hire a Hero
DON'T . . . No, seriously, Hire a Hero! Spacer
Spacer DO Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
DON'T Forget where the bathrooms are 8b_BathroomSign
10a_stretch DO Stretch before you hit the exhibit floor
DON'T Get whiplash Spacer
Spacer DO Watch the Live Stream if you can't attend
DON'T Use the Live Stream as an excuse to sleep in alarm-clock-resized
14a_nationals DO Catch a Nats game on June 9th before the show
DON'T Get sunburned Spacer
Spacer DO Prepare for the cicada invasion
DON'T Panic when one lands on you 12a_cicada


Here area few links worth visiting and bookmarking before you arrive in D.C.:


And if you have any questions, contact us at [email protected] or call 202-222-2430. We'll be happy to help you with any questions.